These comments are submitted on behalf of a group of economists working on issues relating to the efficiency and equity impacts of water pricing and water consumer behavior more generally. We hope that these comments will be useful as an input to the California State Water Resources Control Board (“Board”) in the design of the Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program (“W-LIRA”).
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